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smileThere are many ways to push yourself forward during bad times. You can be strong, focused, and disciplined.

The most simple and best cure for a personal low, however, is to stop for a moment. Take a deep breath. Count your blessings. And smile!

As I have written previously 8 Best Daily Jokes Sites To Lighten Up Your Mood 8 Best Daily Jokes Sites To Lighten Up Your Mood Read More , the mere physical act of smiling, the activation of those face muscles, stimulates the release of hormones that put you into a better mood.

Smile, breathe, and go slowly.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Want to learn more about the health benefits of smiling and laughter? About.com has a very good article on The Laughing Cure. To make it a little easier, I have compiled a list of pages with things that will hopefully trigger a genuine smile and light up your day.

MakeUseOf Geeky Fun

MakeUseOf has its very own geeky fun section with jokes, funny images, comics, and videos and other things to make you smile.

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In case you haven’t noticed yet, there are tabs on the top of each page through which you can navigate to different sections within MakeUseOf.  Home is where you are now.

things to make you smile

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Caution: this website contains profanity!

The tool translates any word or sentence to a language of your choice and back to English. The results are rarely accurate.

things to make you smile

If you like your result, you can submit it to a list of Most Recent translations. Apparently, that only works once a day. If others like your submission and rate it positively, you might end up on the Top Rated list.

Hardly surprising, these lists contain profanity and those translations are actually the most funny ones.

It Made My Day

This site lets people share little stories that made their day. Reality can be incredibly funny!

websites to make you smile

You can vote for others’ moments of win or add your own.

Funny Yahoo Answers

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

Funny Yahoo Answers presents evidence for the infinity of human stupidity as found on Yahoo! Answers. It is quite disturbing how many teenagers and adults post questions about diapers. The good news is that it puts your own issues into perspective. Don’t let your own misfortunes get you down, as you see it could be worse.

make you smile

A similar page is Yahoo Laughs.

Only Positive News

There are many good things happening in this world, but the news agencies tend to focus on the negative. This blog concentrates on the positive news.

make you smile

Isn’t it reassuring that good things do happen? Be a part of it!

Do you crave more fun and positive input? Let’s see what we have for you…

Would you like to discover more good news?

Sara: Feeling Depressed? Here’s The Top 5 Good News Websites Feeling Depressed? Here's The Top 5 Good News Websites Feeling Depressed? Here's The Top 5 Good News Websites Read More
Guy: 3 Sites To Get News That’s Good For A Change 3 Sites To Get News That's Good For A Change 3 Sites To Get News That's Good For A Change Read More

Do jokes crack you up?

Tina: 8 Best Daily Jokes Sites To Lighten Up your Mood 8 Best Daily Jokes Sites To Lighten Up Your Mood 8 Best Daily Jokes Sites To Lighten Up Your Mood Read More

Are comics the way to your funny bone?

Laurence: 5 Great WebComics you Should Read 5 Great WebComics you Should Read 5 Great WebComics you Should Read Read More
Jimmy: 5 Great Web Comics You Should Read [Part 2] 5 Great Web Comics You Should Read [Part 2] 5 Great Web Comics You Should Read [Part 2] Read More

Need more inspiration to become a genuinely happy person?

Tina: 5 Websites To Help You Become a Happier Person 5 Websites To Help You Become a Happier Person 5 Websites To Help You Become a Happier Person Read More
Guy: 3 Sites To Help You Change Your Life 3 Sites To Help You Change Your Life 3 Sites To Help You Change Your Life Read More
Tina: Get Your Inspiration Online To Change Your Life in 2010 Get Your Inspiration Online To Change Your Life in 2010 Get Your Inspiration Online To Change Your Life in 2010 Read More

What lights up your day?

Image credits: miamiamia

  1. akash
    March 17, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    9gag.com is a very funny website and a for sure look at

  2. Eric
    January 8, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Another good website that I like for positive news is:

    Good News Now - http://www.gnn.com

    It also has a countdown to the weekend, which is always helpful!

  3. JK III
    January 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Thanks :)

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